|Prompted recently by wonderful DesignMatters TV programmes, I treated myself to a few hours this weekend playing with some of my sketchbooks. Seven of them to be exact!|
|I've used oil pastel with a wash for the bottle shapes above and below.|
|Today was a lovely sunny day so I took these sketchbooks outside into the safty of the fresh air to give them a spray of lacquer to enhance the colours.|
|I applied paint directly to the feather then carefully pressed it onto the page for the print above.|
|I used a dried and pressed leaf to print the motif on the right page and then gave it a painterly touch with inktense pencils.|
Then I treated the actual leaf itself to a rubbing of Treasure Gold for a bit of sparkle - left page.
|For the background of this delicate leaf print I used some of my leftover hair dye. Waste not, want not! What a lovely fragrance!|
This gorgeous bottle selection is taken from the design on a paper bag printed at Blists Hill Victorian Town for the pharmacy in the main street there. The printer's shop is a little further down the street and is well worth a visit.